WOMEX Label Award Winner in 2018
The selection for the WOMEX Label Award is based on data and statistics derived from the monthly charts of World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart – altogether considering over 100 radio broadcasters and journalists worldwide.
The Glitterbeat label was created to release records that simultaneously embrace these evolving global sonics and localised traditions and roots. The label’s roster includes: Tamikrest (Mali/Algeria), Gaye Su Akyol (Turkey), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Baba Zula (Turkey), Bixiga 70 (Brazil), AMMAR 808 (Tunisia/Algeria/Morocco), Saz’iso (Albania), King Ayisoba (Ghana), Ifriqiyya Electrique (Tunisia/France) and more.
Founded by co-owners Chris Eckman and Peter Weber, the label is celebrating their fifth anniversary this year. Peter Weber was the original manager of the band Tamikrest and until recently owned the German independent label Glitterhouse. Chris Eckman has a long history as both an artist (The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic) and as a producer (Tamikrest, Bassekou Kouyate, Aziza Brahim). Glitterbeat was previously the winner of the WOMEX Label Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.